CENTURY OF INVENTIONS,
WRITTEN IN 1655;
EDWARD SOMERSET, MARQUIS OF WORCESTER
A VERBATIM REPRINT
THE FIRST EDITION, PUBLISHED IN 1663.
" He was a man, take him for all in all,
We shall not look upon his like again."
An Introduction and Commentary
BY HENRY DIRKS, ESQ.,
AUTHOR OF "PERPETUUM MOBILE, OR HISTORY OF THE SEARCH AFTER
"CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF ELECTRO-METALLURGY;"
AND "THE LIFE OF SAMUEL HARTLIB;" ALSO
INVENTOR OF THE "DIRCKSIAN PHANTASMAGORIA," PRODUCING THE OPTICAL
ILLUSI0NS POPULARLY CALLED "THE GHOST !"
Contents of Electronic Edition
Catalogue of Early Scientific
Images found in the electronic version
First Page of the'Century'
A One-line Cipher
A Multi-line Cipher
more detail of the Cipher
A primitive Paddle-Boat
A Bucket Fountain
a chain fountain
an early 'elevator'
an engine to provide 'thrust'
an "easie level Draught"
"change of Centres"
a Water-flowing and ebbing
an example 'Fountain'
a example of a 'Force'
Savery's water raising Engine
Raising a one pound weight
John Baptista Porta's engraving of a boiler
Producing sound with steam
Stoking a file
Sir Hugh Plat's fire-blowing AEolipile
"the moveable perpendicular glass"
the Marquis's Engine
A Water Screw
Signature of Col. Christopher Copley